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John OLIVER of Tullymore leased some lands of Tullymore to Samuel OLIVER of Town & County of Monaghan for ₤100. This is especially interesting because of the mention of a Samuel OLIVER in the registry of 1st Ballybay Church, the church where David JACKSON & Eliza OLIVER were married in 1838
Sharon Oddie Brown. October 25, 2006
Update: July 5, 2017: NOTE: I had assumed for several years that this was the townland of Tullymore, Parish Armagh, Co. Armagh – but this deed makes it clear that it is the townland of Tullymore, Parish Eglish, Co. Armagh. There is Tullymore Agowan; Tullymore Etra; and Tullymore Otra. They are in the northerly part of the parish, and Tullymore Etra is on the borde of the townland of Eglish.A quick glance at the list of townlands in the Parish of Eglish reveals many other townland names associated with OLIVERs in this time frame and for a least a century earlier. Chief among them are Mullintur, Drumsallen, Lisnafeedy & Tullysarren.

1811, April 8 DEED: 640-359-440211
John OLIVER to Samuel OLIVER

NOTE: I have a photocopy.

 

To the register appointed by act of Parliament for registering deeds and so forth

 

A memorial of an indentured deed bearing date the eighth day of April one thousand eight hundred and eleven and made between John Oliver of Tullymore [1] in the Parish and County of Armagh farmer of the one part and Samuel Oliver [2] of the town and county of Monahan Sadler of the other part. Whereby the said John Oliver for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds Stg to him in kind paid by the said Samuel Oliver did grant bargain settle assign and make over unto the said Samuel Oliver his heirs executors and administrators and assigns all that part of the lands of Tullymore then in possession of said John Oliver containing 29 acres two roods To hold to the same Samuel Oliver his heirs assigns administrators forever subject to the payment of the head rent and the land [t?]  and Covenants contained in the Deed of said Lands made to the same John Oliver and which Deed this Memorial are witnessed by John Alford [3] and John Heather [4] both of the town and County of Monahan Gent

John Oliver [SEAL]

Samuel Oliver[SEAL]

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of

John Alford

John Heather

The above named John Alford maketh oath and saith that he saw the Deed of which the above writing is a memorial duly executed by the parties thereto and also this memorial and this deponent is a subscribing witness to said deed at Memorial and this deponent's name signed as witness thereto is this deponent's proper name and handwriting

sworn before me at Monahan in the County of Monahan this 31st day of May 1811 by virtue of a commission to be directed from taking affidavits in the county and I know the deponent

William Wilson [5]

 



[1] John OLIVER of Tullymore. He was probably a farmer with interests in linen. This Tullymore is in the Parish of Eglish, Barony Tiranny. NOTE: I had assumed for several years that this was the townland of Tullymore, Parish Armagh, Co. Armagh – but this deed makes it clear that it is the townland of Tullymore, Parish Eglish, Co. Armagh. There is Tullymore Agowan; Tullymore Etra; and Tullymore Otra. They are in the northerly part of the parish, and Tullymore Etra is on the borde of the townland of Eglish.A quick glance at the list of townlands in the Parish of Eglish reveals many other townland names associated with OLIVERs in this time frame and for a least a century earlier. Chief among them are Mullintur, Drumsallen, Lisnafeedy & Tullysarren.

[2] The connection of Samuel OLIVER to the OLIVERs of Tullymore is particularly interesting. There are no direct hits with data, so I will mention the clues: We know from the Ballybay Church records that there was a Samuel OLIVER who married a Mary WILLIAMSON and had three children in the 1830s. We also know that a further connection to our line of OLIVERs and Ballybay existed because Eliza OLIVER (mother of Sir Thomas JACKSON) daughter of Benjamin OLIVER whose brothers likely had leases at Tullymore also got married in the Ballybay Church. The Minterturn, Co. Tyrone baptisms also record a Samuel OLIVER (husband of Jane ALLEN who had previously married a WILSON) who seemed to be residing in Co. Down, but had three children baptized in Tyrone (1877-1885). Another Samuel OLIVER had a daughter Margret Anne OLIVER who married a John JACKSON in 1854. A celebrated elder of Ballybay was also a Samuel OLIVER (1843-1917).

[3] John ALFORD

[4] John HEATHER

[5] William WILSON

 


 

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